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swordtail

an aquarium fish, Xiphophorus spp., a member of the suborder Cyprinodontei.
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Besides all these, swordtail fish, which are of great importance among aquarium fish, are also among species with financial value due to their colors and tail structures (Tamaru et al.
Merging social hierarchies: effects on dominance rank in male green swordtail fish (Xiphophorus helleri).
Elaborate courtship enhances sperm transfer in the Hawaiian swordtail cricket, Laupala cerasina.
The hind wings of the Coastal Swordtail are black and the species has a long tail.
Biology and invasive potential of the introduced swordtail Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel (Poeciliidae) in Western Australia.
marine isopods, Paracerceis sculpta, Schuster and Wade, 1991; swordtail fish, Xiphophorus nigrensis, Ryan et al.
Freshwater and marine species have been used successfully in the aquarium fish trade, being the most popular: discus (Symphysodons equifscistus), guppy (Poecilis reticulata), swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri), molly (Poecilis sphenops, Poecilis lstipinns) and goldfish (Csrsssius surstus) (1).
Koi, goldfish, guppy, sailfin molly, green swordtail, southern platyfish, variable platyfish, is undemanding.
Different species of fish have been shown to have different optimum feeding frequencies; young salmon fed continuously for 15 h/day [44], channel catfish twice a day [2], estuarine grouper once every 2 days [10], common carp three times a day [8], milkfish fingerlings twice/day [47], rainbow trout 3 times/day [42], hybrid sunfish 3 times/day [52], channel catfish once/day or twice/day [54,55], sunshine bass (Morone chrysops x Morone saxatilis) twice a day [53] and Red swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri) twice a day (James and Sampath 2003).
The smartest move any would-be pintail hunter can make is to keep his eyes and mind open to exactly where the swordtail bird is working.